The Tintype is an early style of photograph that was widely in use during the 1860’s and 1870’s. Contrary to its name, the tintype actually contains no tin, but is instead made from a lacquered iron support. Unlike its predecessors, the daguerreotype and ambrotype, a tintype needed no drying process, and was able to be developed, fixed, and presented to a customer only minutes after it was taken. Also unlike its predecessors, tintypes were very sturdy, and did not require special mounting in a protective case.
This tintype is in decent condition. The image is crisp, but there are light scratches and marks throughout. Two of the corners have been cut off and are missing. This piece is priced accordingly.
$50.00 Regular Price